For Immediate Release: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019
Contact: Joe Reed | Director of Marketing and Communications
412/638-6008 ǀ jreed@phipps.conservatory.org   

Phipps Conservatory Hosts Free Family Hip Hop Class with YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh

Families can get active by moving and grooving at this fun, free event

Pittsburgh, Pa. — On Sun., Oct. 13 at 9 a.m., families can enjoy a free, family-friendly hip-hop class at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. This class introduces hip hop culture through the element of dance and encourages individualized style while staying true to the technique. Presented by Let’s Move Pittsburgh in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, the class will be led by a certified YMCA instructor in a noncompetitive environment.

This class will take place in the Special Events Hall at Phipps Conservatory. Advanced registration is required for these classes, as space is limited. Participants are asked to arrive thirty minutes early and bring their own water. Participants need not pay admission to Phipps Conservatory unless they plan to tour the Conservatory after the session.

Family Fitness classes are part of Let’s Move Pittsburgh’s efforts to increase children’s health in the region and encourage families to come together to celebrate fitness. Let’s Move Pittsburgh is generously supported by UPMC Health Plan and the Hillman Foundation. For more information or to register, visit letsmovepittsburgh.org/FamilyFitness.


About Phipps: Founded in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, PA is a globally recognized green leader with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse. Encompassing 15 acres including a historic 14-room glasshouse, 23 distinct indoor and outdoor gardens and industry-leading sustainable architecture and operations, Phipps attracts nearly half a million visitors annually from around the world. Learn more at phipps.conservatory.org.


About Let’s Move Pittsburgh: Let’s Move Pittsburgh, a healthy lifestyle program of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens supported by UPMC Health Plan, brings together organizations, healthcare providers, educators, parents and caregivers in southwestern Pennsylvania to lead children toward a healthier future. Learn about Let’s Move Pittsburgh’s programs including upcoming family-friendly events, 5-2-1-0 initiative, grantmaking initiatives, Green Light Foods app, professional symposia, speaker series and health and wellness resources at letsmovepittsburgh.org.


About the Y: The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh is a 501c(3) dedicated to nurturing every youth and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing opportunities to support neighbors. Programs offered by the Y serve more than 90,000 individuals annually and include after-school care, childcare, camping, community outreach, sports, health, youth counseling and senior assistance. Every day, the Y works with its neighbors to ensure everyone regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.